Tag Archives: Hike

How hikers can help science

The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN) calls on mountain enthusiasts to help collect observations of mountain plants. Heading to the mountains this summer, armed with your best hiking boots? You can make a scientific contribution while you are out conquering … Continue reading

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The little hut in the forest

When we first went to Norway in the summer of 2012, we had long searches for the perfect camping spot: close to the little village, next to the river, on top of the mountain… We scouted and tried several places, … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the forest

Autumn is behind the corner, and the mushrooms are here to warn us of its arrival. These diverse and delicate group of decomposers puts in such great effort to clean up our forests and nature after another successful summer. I feel … Continue reading

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Feels like cold

The atmosphere of autumn in the Swedish mountains is totally different from the feeling of summer. The mountains seem to be a lot less hospitable, with their stubborn clouds and rainy weather. But for those who manage to look through the … Continue reading

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Ecologists of the subarctic: at world’s end

It was very bad weather, with clouds hanging low in the mountains. My body begged to stay inside, but I still put on my rain jacket and bravest smile and aimed for my steepest mountain gradient. There I found a totally … Continue reading

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Picture gallery!

I already told a lot of stories about my latest trip to Sweden, but now I grouped all pictures again in one picture gallery on the right of my site. Enjoy the highlights of Arctic research with these shots!

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Above the polar circle – it can go swift once in a while

Mountain ecologist Jonas Lembrechts spent ten intense fieldwork days above the polar circle in Sweden and Norway, where he follows non-native plant species and their spread in the mountains. This post appears in a serie on this expedition. The story … Continue reading

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